Yearly Archives: 2014

Is re-fracking the next big trend in the oil patch?

San Antonio — Tens of thousands of new oil and gas wells have been drilled and hydraulically fractured in recent years — part of a shale boom that has spread across the U.S. Could re-fracking some of those existing wells … More

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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin reveals little known facts about the first moon landing

Over 600 million earthlings watched as U.S. astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon 45 years ago today. The historical milestone brings about many memories and thoughts, especially from Baby Boomers who were among the millions viewing the duo on television. … More

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St. Anthony receiving a loving renovation

The St. Anthony Hotel is being restored to the grande dame it once was — with a contemporary touch. Under local ownership since 2012, the 1909 downtown hotel on the recently refurbished Travis Park is in the midst of a  … More

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St. Anthony Hotel Underway with $24 million Renovation

The new owners of the 105-year-old, 10-story St. Anthony Hotel, and the architects behind its renovation, believe the fix-ups help the structure to be part of a renewal of the Travis Park area in downtown San Antonio.  Members of the … More

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Grandeur Returns to the St. Anthony Hotel

For decades, the St. Anthony Hotel was a revered destination in downtown San Antonio. The three cattlemen who built the hotel in 1909 felt the luxury hotel would help make the city a destination spot for wealthy people to visit. Their dream … More

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UTSA students designing Travis Park public art piece

Travis Park’s first major public art installation since reopening in late March is being designed in the classroom. It looks like a set of monkey bars you’d find at a playground, but much larger. The domed structure is 15 feet tall, … More

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City seeks balance between safety, inclusivity at Travis Park

On Monday night at the St. Anthony Hotel, $75-a-plate dinners were served to guests at a Parks and Recreation fundraising gala for the refurbished Travis Park, which reopened earlier that day after a three-month, $500,000 renovation project. Just across the … More

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Revamped Travis Park opens

Blues music serenaded the grand reopening of one of the  oldest municipal parks in the country Monday as dozens turned out to see the new upgrades to Travis Park, which include new landscaping, seating and a dog park. “It’s really … More

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Feast team to run restaurant at renovated St. Anthony Hotel

The restaurant at the soon-to-reopen St. Anthony Hotel will be operating under the auspices of the team at Feast, 1024 S Alamo St. Feast’s owner, Andrew Goodman, said he just signed contracts and he’s going to operate the hotel restaurant … More

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